it takes about an hour (2021-ongoing) is a sound and sculpture installation by Los Angeles-based artist Jimena Sarno. The installation is currently on view at the Torrance Art Museum for the 6th SUR:biennial. Sarno’s work considers epistemologies and intergenerational transfer of embodied knowledge via personal and collective memory through food. Audio recordings of recipes by Sarno’s community member’s elders, in their preferred language, play into and throughout hand thrown ceramic bowls. Languages, stories, and memories intersect—not without tension. Opacities collide, nourish and make music.
Sarno’s bowls are also for sale with a percentage of the sales going to Paliroots Meal Program in Gaza, Palestine.
The show runs until December 4, 2021.